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Magazine

04 August 2009
“Hunger”

Montse Badia

Ya sabíamos que Steve McQueen es un excelente artista. Su trabajo más reciente se puede ver en el pabellón británico de la Bienal de Venecia. Lo que hemos descubierto estos días es que Steve McQueen es también un excelente cineasta. “Hunger”, su primera película como director, aborda el tema de los presos políticos del IRA, en la prisión de Maze en Irlanda del Norte. “Hunger” nos adentra en un conflicto político en Irlanda, extrapolable a otros contextos, pero también nos adentra en un mundo de represión y brutalidad, en el que presos y guardianes viven su propio infierno.

En “Hunger” hay violencia contenida y violencia que explota de manera incontrolada, hay cólera y tensión. Es una película que incomoda y que por momentos resulta difícil de soportar porque nos confronta con todo aquello que tanto cuesta ver: la ausencia de respeto por el ser humano.

A la espera de que se estrene de manera comercial en nuestro país, los próximos días 1 y 2 de octubre, se proyectará en el Auditorio Sabatini del Museo Nacional. Centro de Arte Reina Sofía de Madrid, con la presencia del artista.

Montse Badia has never liked standing still, so she has always thought about travelling, entering into relation with other contexts, distancing herself, to be able to think more clearly about the world. The critique of art and curating have been a way of putting into practice her conviction about the need for critical thought, for idiosyncrasies and individual stances. How, if not, can we question the standardisation to which we are being subjected?
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